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Definitions of scurries

scurries

Definitions

plural noun

  1. See scurry

3rd person singular present tense of verb

  1. See scurry

scurry (ˈskʌrɪ Pronunciation for scurry

Definitions

verb

-ries, -rying, -ried
  1. to move about or proceed hurriedly
  2. (intransitive) to whirl about

noun

(plural) -ries
  1. the act or sound of scurrying
  2. a brisk light whirling movement, as of snow
  3. (horse racing) a short race or sprint

Word Origin

C19: probably shortened from hurry-scurry

Synonyms

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= flurry, race, bustle, whirl, scampering

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